We have an El Clasico on hand in just a few hours from now when Real Madrid takes on Barcelona at 2:45 p.m. ET with the match broadcast live on BeIN Sports. You can watch live stream online on BeIN Sports Connect and Fubo.TV.
The two teams head to the latest iteration of El Clasico with completely different attitudes. Real Madrid have comfortably made it to the Champions League semi-finals by beating Bayern Munich, but Barcelona on the other hand have been knocked out by Juventus – a fate that was almost certain after Barca had one of the worst first leg matches in their quarterfinal fixture against Juventus.
If we look at their standings, Real is currently ahead of Barca by three points on the La Liga charts. The club has a game in hand and a win here will see them ace the La Liga this year. The fixture could be one of the crucial deciding matches on who lifts the trophy because of Real wins, they will garner a six-point lead over Barca. A win or draw for Barca could keep the hopes alive for the team.
Barca is going to play without Neymar as the player has been handed out a three-game suspension post his act of mocking the referee back on April 8. An appeal was filed, but the Spanish federation has rejected that. At a time when Barca need every possible advantage to contend for the league title, this comes as a huge blow.
Barca needs to ensure that the go to the field with a win in mind and shed away the disappointments of previous matches if they want to keep their run for the La Liga trophy alive.